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New Career Path Leads Men To Barbecue With Dickey's Barbecue Pit »

July 23, 2014 at 9:28AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

Newest Michigan Location Kicks Off with Three-Day Grand Opening Event
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Ferndale, MI - The Detroit mortgage market slowed down in the summer of 2013 and shortly after JP Morgan Chase shut down their lending office where Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were mortgage underwriters. Irvine and Southerland had always wanted to own their own business and on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m., the new business partners will open Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Ferndale. To celebrate their new career path, the new restaurant is throwing a three-day grand opening celebration
"We would eat at Dickey's Barbecue in Troy all the time with co-workers from Chase and really enjoyed the food," said first time franchise owner, Jason Irvine...

Family Friendly Dickey's Barbecue Pit Expands In Colorado With New Castle Rock Location »

July 23, 2014 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Opportunities Available

Grand Opening Includes Free Barbecue for a Year Giveaways and $2 Sandwiches
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Seth Warren will bring a new family friendly restaurant option to Castle Rock when he opens Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m. The first location in Castle Rock kicks off with a three-day grand opening celebration where the first 50 dine-in guests receive gift cards worth up to $50.
Friday, the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Castle Rock will offer all day merchandise giveaways. Saturday, radio station 98.5 KYGO is onsite from noon to 2 p.m. This location will be serving $2 pulled pork barbecue sandwiches. Also, one lucky winner will be chosen for a $500 gift card and three winners will receive free barbecue for an entire year...

The Melting Pot Promotes Bob Margait To Vice President Of Operations »

July 23, 2014 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., The

July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant franchise and a leading polished casual dining franchise has promoted Bob Margait to vice president of operations to focus on building sales and driving operational excellence for its franchise system of more than 135 restaurants in North America.
"Margait is a strong operational leader who will help The Melting Pot continue to evolve to provide guests with the flexibility, variety and value that they crave in their dining experiences," said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "In his previous position as director of restaurant operations, Margait led a two-year menu revamp process that has resulted in increased value perception for The Melting Pot as it offered guests more ways to customize their dining experiences than ever before...

New Study Reveals The Qualities Employers Look For In Candidates »

July 23, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - In Job Searching, Attitude Trumps Education; Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring
Today, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how important they are when evaluating applicants. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey.
"Attitude" topped the list with an average rating of 4.53, followed closely by "work ethic/integrity...

On The Border Names New President »

July 23, 2014 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: On The Border

30-Year Restaurant Industry Veteran Ward Whitworth Set to Take Helm of World's Largest Casual Dining Mexican Concept; OTB CEO Steve Clark Announces Retirement
DALLAS - July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina®, the world's largest casual dining Mexican concept, which was recently acquired by Border Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Argonne Capital Group, today announced the appointment of Ward Whitworth as President of On The Border.
The move follows the resignation of On The Border Chief Executive Officer Steve Clark, who has committed to Argonne Capital Group to stay on for a period of time in order to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.
"My goal four years ago was to transition OTB to stand-alone status, return the brand to category leadership and create new restaurant growth," said Clark, who has led several leading brands over his 40 years in the restaurant industry...

NAACP Announces Partnership With Dunkin' Brands »

July 23, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Dunkin' Brands

Dunkin' Brands and NAACP Launch Initiative to Increase the Number of African-American Owned Franchise Businesses in the U.S. 
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Baltimore, MD – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced today its partnership with Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create a Diversity Franchising Initiative to increase the number of African-American owned franchise businesses in the United States. Through the partnership, Dunkin' Brands and the NAACP will collaborate to offer people of color in-depth franchising education and training as well as assistance in overcoming the financial challenges related to becoming a franchise owner...

Franchising All-Star Offers Guidance To New Multi-Unit Rally's® Franchisees »

July 23, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In
Checkers Drive In Opportunities Available

50-Unit Franchise Owner/Operator Partners with Arby's Franchisee to Reach Untapped Areas
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Tampa, Florida - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Rally's®), the largest double drive-thru chain in the United States, continues to attract business-savvy entrepreneurs hoping to help expand the brand's presence across the nation. In the brand's latest developments, husband and wife team, Fatima and Malik Hashim, have joined existing Rally's multi-unit franchisee and cousin, Aziz Hashim, to help expand Rally's presence across California.
Aziz Hashim, who is the founder of National Restaurant Development, Inc. (NRD), was recently recognized in Nation's Restaurant News' 2014 '50 Most Powerful Leaders' for setting the standard for multi-unit development...

The Melting Pot Targets Houston And El Paso, Texas For Franchise Expansion »

July 23, 2014 at 7:09AM PDT | Source: Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., The

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant to Host Webinar Aug.14 to Fuel National Expansion
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that it is actively seeking franchisees to expand its presence throughout the Lone Star State, naming El Paso and Houston as target markets for future franchise development.
The Melting Pot currently has one restaurant in Houston and now has an opportunity for the right franchisee partner to open an additional location in the market. The brand also aims to develop the first Melting Pot restaurant in El Paso. In addition to Houston, The Melting Pot currently has four Texas restaurants located in Arlington, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio...

Century 21 CEO Climbs For A Cause »

July 23, 2014 at 7:02AM PDT | Source: Century 21

Rick Davidson and Team of Adventurers to Climb Mount Elbrus
MADISON, N.J. - July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Century 21 Real Estate LLC today announced that its president and chief executive officer Rick Davidson will lead a team of climbers on the 2014 "Climb for Kids" with fundraising on behalf of Easter Seals. Although Century 21 Real Estate LLC is not an official sponsor of the "Climb for Kids," Davidson, who also serves as Chairperson of Easter Seals' International Board of Directors, is leading a team of adventurers up, and down, Mount Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe and one of the world's Seven Summits. The brand will engage consumers to generate awareness and support for its philanthropic partner, Easter Seals. The CENTURY 21® brand is donating $1 for every "like" it gets on its Facebook page until mid-August, up to $10,000...

Local Family Opens Their Maid Right Franchise In Anderson Township »

July 23, 2014 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: Maid Right

The Maid Right residential cleaning franchise in Anderson Township will provide superior home cleaning services and employment opportunities in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Locals Charley and Mary Todd bring a new level of professional residential cleaning to Greater Cincinnati with the opening of their Maid Right business. This duo will serve the community by providing professional cleaning and franchising jobs to residents of Cincinnati and surrounding areas.
When looking for a business in which to invest, Charley and Mary were drawn to how Maid Right provides opportunities to help others. "A big motivator is being able to assist others in starting and growing their own businesses," says Charley. "It makes us excited to come to work every day...

AtWork Group Announces Plans To Expand In South Carolina »

July 23, 2014 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Nationally-Known Staffing Franchise Hosts Roadshow to Showcase New Ownership Opportunities throughout the Greenville Metropolitan Area
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, is hosting a Franchise Discovery Day Roadshow on Wednesday, August 6 at the Hampton Inn & Suites on RiverPlace in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The company invites entrepreneurs to attend to learn about upcoming ownership opportunities in the Greenville area, and more about AtWork Group’s recent growth and development.
"AtWork Group has added several staffing offices all over the country recently, and we are excited to expand into South Carolina," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group...

EXIT Realty Achieve Markets New Subdivision »

July 23, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Grand Opening of Anne Marie Estates in Coram
Smithtown, New York (Grassroots Newswire) July 22, 2014 - Chris Capitelli and Anthony Maciaszek of EXIT Realty Achieve in Smithtown, NY have been awarded the contract to market Anne Marie Estates of Coram, NY. This 29 home subdivision on a cul-de-sac offers three different models. The Energy Star homes offer 3 or 4 bedrooms models. There will be a grand opening weekend 7/26 and 7/27 from 11am to 5pm which includes BBQ and door prizes.
"Chris has been selling Long Island new construction for 24 years so this is a natural next step for him", says Broker/Owner Susan Hamblen. Tony and Chris have many other new developments in Baiting Hollow, Ridge, Centereach, Lake Grove, St James, East Northport, Farmingville, Medford and Port Jefferson Station...

Jamba Juice Blends Health And Wellness Positioning With Technological Innovation To Attract Loyal Consumers »

July 23, 2014 at 6:04AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice Leverages Technology to Engage 2 Million Consumers with Innovative Mobile Payment and Loyalty Solutions
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - July 23, 2014 - Jamba Inc., (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand today reaffirmed its commitment to leveraging technology to enhance consumer engagement in Jamba stores. The reaffirmation comes as the Company celebrates the achievement of significant milestones in two of Jamba’s recently-launched technology based programs.
On July 17th the Jamba Insider Rewards™ (JIR) consumer loyalty program passed the one million member mark. The Insider Rewards loyalty program, developed in partnership with Spendgo, provides simplicity for consumers who need only type a phone number entry into a terminal at register in order to receive rewards, personalized offers and free Jamba product...

Roy Rogers® Restaurants To Open New Location In Ocean County, NJ »

July 23, 2014 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: Roy Rogers Family Restaurants

Local Franchisee Plans to Open Second Restaurant
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Frederick, MD - Roy Rogers® Restaurants announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Ed Abramson for a new location in Brick, NJ. The Brick Roy Rogers is projected to open in early 2015, marking the franchisee’s second restaurant opening in the Ocean County market. Abramson is currently owner/operator of the Roys location in Pine Beach, NJ since 1994.
"We are excited about our expansion of Roy Rogers with Ed’s opening of the Brick location," says Jim Plamondon, co-president of The Plamondon Companies who owns the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. "Ed has been such a great operator and champion of our brand, developing a solid foundation in the Pine Beach community for several years...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's Recently Announced Expansion Plans To Help People Fight The Obesity Battle »

July 23, 2014 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Max Muscle Sports Nutrition

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition's MaxFormation weight loss challenge incorporates customized meal planning and nutritional supplements, bringing success to its 700 participants last year alone.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Obesity is on the rise and officially has earned a spot as one of the leading health risks in our country. Joining risks such as "smoking, alcohol consumption, and high blood pressure" (Wallstreet Journal, 2014), obesity has attacked our nation's health by facilitating the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. According to CDC and Prevention from 2009-2010, "more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese". What are we as a country doing to stop this?
PricewaterhouseCoopers found, "As much as $493 billion of health-care spending may be attributable to so-called manageable behaviors, including about $200 billion to deal with obesity and weight control…" The vast majority of these expenditures are for the treatment versus prevention of illnesses...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call And Webcast To Report 2nd Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

July 23, 2014 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: "GNC"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has scheduled a conference call and webcast to report its second quarter 2014 financial results on Tuesday, July 29 at 9:00 am Eastern Time. During the call, discussions may include material developments that occur subsequent to the distribution of this press release but before the scheduled earnings call.
To listen to this call, dial 1-877-232-1784 inside the U.S. and 706-679-4448 outside the U.S. The conference identification number for all callers is 75389288. A webcast of the call will also be available on www.gnc.com – via the Investor Relations section under "About GNC" - through August 22, 2014...

HomeVestors Continues Strong Growth During Housing Turnaround, Adding Franchisees At Record Pace »

July 23, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Number of Franchisees and Closings Up Significantly Over Year Ago
DALLAS - July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - HomeVestors of America (the We Buy Ugly Houses® people) has accelerated its growth in both new franchisees and houses purchased during the first six months of 2014, ahead of the pace of a year ago.
"HomeVestors® franchises have reached nearly 500, which represents significant company growth and attests to continued strong interest in real estate investment and the opportunity for investors to build a business based on buying, rehabbing and selling houses in today's market," said HomeVestors' co-president David Hicks.
HomeVestors of America, the We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise, was founded and began franchising in 1996...

Mainstream Boutique Fuels Frisco's Undying Demand For Affordable Style »

July 23, 2014 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Mainstream Boutique

New Boutique Offers Ultimate Customer Experience with Unique Products, Personalized Service
Frisco, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - Mainstream Boutique, a multi-generational unique and affordable clothing and accessories boutique, is providing Frisco women an unparalleled shopping experience with its first boutique opening in the area. From up-to-date fashions to the incredible service and personalized touch, this affordable, on trend boutique is Frisco's newest go-to destination where women leave looking and feeling their best.
With the buying power of large department stores, but the individuality of an independent boutique, Mainstream Boutique fills the space between the two, creating the best of both worlds for both shop owners and customers...

Shelby D. Roney Joins EXIT Realty In Easton »

July 23, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Easton, Maryland (Grassroots Newswire) - July 21, 2014 - Shelby D. Roney joined EXIT Latham Realty in Easton.
"We’re excited to welcome Shelby to EXIT Realty," says Jim Latham, Broker of EXIT Latham Realty. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Shelby each and every day."
Shelby has been a Realtor since 2003 and is currently Treasurer of the Mid-Shore Board of Realtors, Community Service Chairman and Membership Committee.
About EXIT Realty 
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training...

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Mixes It Up With "Mix & Moo For Two" Summer Campaign »

July 23, 2014 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: MOOYAH Burgers & Fries

Growing Fast-Casual Better Burger Chain Encourages Fans to Share the Summer with a Delicious Duo Deal
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 - It's twice as nice at your local MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes restaurant this summer with the launch of the rapidly-expanding fast-casual, "better burger" concept's "Mix & Moo For Two" summer promotion. Launching July 21, the six-week program offers fans the chance to mix and match any two burgers, any two small fries, and any two regular drinks for just $16.
"Our summer 'MIX & MOO FOR TWO' deal is the perfect way to share the MOOYAH experience with family and friends," said Natalie Anderson, Senior Brand Manager. "In the true spirit of summer, we went wheels off and included all our customizable burgers and made-to-order fries in this deal...



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